We Have It When We Had It: Parking Banned Starting April 1

*originally appearing in satirical April 1 edition Parking has been a problem all year. The administration has been desperately looking for answers, as over half of D lot has been lost due to construction. After the opening of the band lot, and then, to the frustration of many students, the parallel parking was removed, parking has become a nightmare. Cornerstone students find themselves sprinting to … Continue reading We Have It When We Had It: Parking Banned Starting April 1

Chip'it or Ticket: Hallway Passes Traded for Microchips

*originally appearing in satirical April 1 edition Taking the place of hallpasses, students will be chipped starting April 1 in order to keep better track of students whereabouts on campus. “I’ve noticed for a while now that students are still roaming the halls despite the institution of hallpasses,” teacher Rebecca Superstrict said. “I am glad that students will be chipped and I’m confident that this … Continue reading Chip'it or Ticket: Hallway Passes Traded for Microchips

Zero-Tolerance Doesn’t Exist

With the addition of new assistant principals and new Principal Gamez an effort to decrease hallway traffic has resulted in confusion amongst some students about the policies and the repercussions for violating newly established expectations.  “We do not have anything that is called Zero Tolerance at this school.” Assistant Principal  Joe Green said. Although there is no “Zero-Tolerance Policy,” there is a new policy that … Continue reading Zero-Tolerance Doesn’t Exist

Two Students Awarded Top Honors in Letter Contest

Two students have been awarded top honors in the Texas 2020 Letters About Literature Contest. Junior Gabrielle Avena took first place with her letter to Hanya Yanagihara and junior Ella Johnson took second place with her letter to Gail Carson Levine. More than 1,300 students compete in this letter writing contest. Judges score letters off of idea development, language, organization, and emotional development. Read the … Continue reading Two Students Awarded Top Honors in Letter Contest

Hi-Steppers Success at Nationals

The Hi-Steppers returned from Los Angeles, California at 1 pm yesterday, and with them they have seven awards from the Crowdpleasers Hollywood Nationals. Officer Super Sweepstakes (90 or better from all judges): 1st runner up Off Contemporary Nationals Officer Hip Hop Champion Nationals officer Modern Champion 4th place Overall Elite Officers  Team Super Sweepstakes (90 or better from all judges): 1st runner up National Champion … Continue reading Hi-Steppers Success at Nationals

Inside Attendance: What’s Good and What’s Bad About the Priority on Attendance

Attendance has steadily decreased by an average of .3% each year since 2012 and stands at 1% lower than the state average 95.7%, according to Texas Academic Performance Reports. Surrounding schools like Lake Travis High, Austin High, and McCallum fall below our percentage, so whats the big deal?  School funding in Texas is heavily tied to the average daily attendance (ADA). The school receives a … Continue reading Inside Attendance: What’s Good and What’s Bad About the Priority on Attendance

Theater Nominated for 11 Awards

On Tuesday, March 3, the Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards (GAHSMTA) were announced at the Stateside Theater in Austin. These awards are like Austin’s high school version of the Tony Awards, aiming to celebrate musical theater excellence. Dripping Springs was nominated for a total of eleven awards for the production of Anything Goes. A total of 33 schools are a part of the … Continue reading Theater Nominated for 11 Awards